Degree Requirements

To earn a degree in Environmental Science and Sustainability in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, students must complete UM's general degree requirements and also choose and complete the required courses for one of the six concentrations within the major.

The University of Montana requires a total of 120 credits to earn a degree. Thirty-nine credits must be upper-division (300-level or higher). The college also requires that students complete at least 400 hours of approved work experience prior to graduating.

Concentrations (4 year plans)


Climate Science and Environmental Change 

Ecosystem Science and Restoration 

Environmental Policy and Planning 

Resource Conservation (highly flexible concentration) 

Sustainable Livelihoods and Communities 

Water Resources